Mid-Book Test - Hard
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This quiz consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What advice does Lolo give Ayinde about being a mother?
2. At the hospital, Ayinde's mother wants to be called what?
3. Who sent Ayinde a book?
4. How long is Kelly planning to take maternity leave?
5. What does Lia tells Sam about her family?
Short Essay Questions
1. When Richard asks if "it's supposed to be this hard" and he answers "everything" to Ayinde. What does Richard mean by "everything"?
2. What changes Kelly's almost perfect world to a world of fear and panic in "June Kelly"?
3. Explain how the title of the story has a double meaning.
4. What is the symbolism of Mimi wearing a white dress to Becky and Andrew's wedding?
5. What are some things that have shaped the way Kelly is today?
6. One of the main themes of the book is forgiveness. How is that played out in "February Becky"?
7. In the chapter "July Ayinde," why is Richard unhappy in the middle of the night?
8. Why is Becky so devastated that the doctor wants to perform a c-section?
9. In "August Becky," what breakthroughs does Lia make with the loss of her son?
10. Kelly jokes, "It takes a village to feed my child." What does this mean?
Both Ayinde and Kelly consider divorce at some point during the story. Ayinde thinks of a chapter from Baby Success that focuses on babies as the ones that really matter and that babies do better with a mommy and daddy under the same roof. Do you agree with this advice? Why / why not? Should Ayinde have patched things up with Richard? Why / why not? Do you think either Kelly or Ayinde should have followed through with a divorce? Why / why not?
Of all the main characters, Becky is the character who struggles with physical appearance. She looks in the mirror and questions whether she is pregnant or just fat. Although Becky has struggled with her body image most of her life, the pregnancy really makes her draw attention to her weight. She has hoped that through the pregnancy she could relax with the weight issue, but it has not. How do this disappointment and her struggle with weight loss and body image affect her view of pregnancy?
Paula, Kelly's mother, tries to convince Kelly that covetousness is wrong. Due to Kelly's childhood, Kelly did not take this advice to heart. Should Kelly have listened to her mother's advice more closely? Why does Kelly strive so hard to find the perfect accessories? Is Kelly truly covetous? Does Kelly wish to appear affluent? Does she truly appreciate nice things? Whatever Kelly's motivation, do you think she will ever be satisfied by the acquisition of more objects? Defend your answer.
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